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NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

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Bathrooms, hair dryers, and more

Image: NASA Home and City

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the government agency is surprisingly close at hand: hair dryers, water softeners, skin cream, landmine removal!

NASA even has a cool interactive tool called NASA Home and City to showcase all the ways space research affects us back here on Earth. In the city, we learn that software first designed for NASA robots helps Earth robots with manufacturing:

Image: NASA Home and City

And NASA’s extra rocket fuel can burn away mines:

Image: NASA Home and City

In the home, NASA’s aerogels are making their way into hairstyling tools and even warm clothing:

Image: NASA Home and City

Who says space research isn’t useful now?